Alumni Stories: Raluca

The Struggle for Sustainable Financing of Education International financial support for education has been on a descending trend in the last few years. Since donors have other priorities on their agendas, the hopes are turning (once again) to requests of more domestic funding. This comes in the context of a trend of reduced governments’ investment…

Alumni Stories: Yvette

The Fortunate Few A couple of months ago, just before the summer, my time at Oxfam Novib came to an end. Walking out of the office on my last day felt somewhat strange, as I left behind not only the projects I had invested my time and effort in on but also my colleagues that…

Alumni stories: Raluca

Are school feeding programs an effective way to spend funds for education? That support for education has taken to new heights in the last years is no longer a novelty. Goals such as ensuring that by 2030 “all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective…

Alumni Stories: Raluca

I find myself in the situation to write this article because my previous professional activity fueled my interest in what is referred to as “the development field” – a term that my husband still enjoys challenging me on to explain in concrete terms. I always had a deep interest for how to enable government policies…

Alumni Stories: Emily

Hello! I am Emily, from London. I was studying in The Hague last year at ISS, down the road from Oxfam where I did an internship in the impact measurement team for five months. And now I have just finished my Masters in public policy here in Barcelona (it was a two-year Masters programme where…

Alumni Stories: Raluca

We should broaden the question: is it only about how education impacts poverty or does poverty impact education as well? Photo: Classes taking place in the court yard, while other children are playing – Tandang Sora High School, Quezon City, Philippines Alumni blog by Raluca Herman The World Bank (WB) delves more deeply into its…

Alumni Stories: Amod

What happens after interning at Oxfam Novib? The Alumni blog series is all about students who have finished their internship as part of the Oxfam Novib Academy.  I recently graduated with an MA in Development Studies from the International Institute of Social Studies in the Hague. During my Masters degree, I interned at Oxfam Novib with…